Mercury (Hobart)

Claremont well represente­d in fours final

- ROB McGUIRE

TWO teams predominan­tly from Claremont played off in the grand final of the Bowls Tasmania South women’s over-60 fours championsh­ips at Brighton on Friday.

In a great game of bowls Jan McPherson, Judy Prokopiec, Robyn Ratcliffe and Maree Careless defeated Maree Morgan, Meekie Salter, Dianne Peck and Buckingham’s Miriam Garrett by four shots.

Morgan jumped to an early four-shot lead and stayed in front for most of the game before McPherson finished strongly winning four of the last five ends to win by four.

In the semi-finals, McPherson defeated Buckingham’s Jeanette Lane, Chris Thompson, Di Jones and Pat Zapotocky by 10 shots and Morgan won the last three ends to beat Howrah’s Karen Daniell, Libby Burden, Pam Wright and Anne Mullavey by three. BOWLS North West teams won all eight games in the second round of Bowls Tasmania’s Senior’s Statewide Challenge involving representa­tive men’s and women’s teams from Launceston, the North West Coast and Hobart at Burnie on Sunday.

In men’s morning games, Bowls North West defeated Bowls North by 24 shots and Bowls North West 2 beat Bowls South by 25. In the afternoon games Bowls North West defeated Bowls South by 10 and Bowls North West 2 beat Bowls North by 29 shots.

In the women’s morning games, Bowls North West defeated Bowls North by nine shots and Bowls North West 2 beat Bowls South by eight shots. The afternoon games were much closer with Bowls North West defeating Bowls South by four shots despite only winning on one rink. Bowls North West 2 also only won on one rink but still accounted for Bowls North by 14. RECORD entries have been received for the Tasmanian

Seniors Pairs and Fours Championsh­ips, which will be played in Hobart from Sunday to next Wednesday at the Rosny Park, Brighton, Buckingham, Claremont and New Norfolk bowls clubs. Finals are at Rosny Park on Tuesday and Wednesday. INVERMAY’S Rebecca Van Asch has been chosen to play for Australia in the 2020 World Bowls Championsh­ips. The 14day event involving 36 nations will be played on the Gold Coast from May 26 to June 7. Van Asch will spearhead Australia in triples and fours action.

 ?? Picture: MICHAEL KLEIN ?? READY TO GO: Adam Scott in action for the Internatio­nals at last year’s Presidents Cup event in Melbourne.
Picture: MICHAEL KLEIN READY TO GO: Adam Scott in action for the Internatio­nals at last year’s Presidents Cup event in Melbourne.

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